I grew up next door to my parents’ best friends They were like second parents to me. I could go to Betty with my problems, and she would listen to me and always have wise words for me. As an only child, I was blessed to live next door to their children so that I had children to play with.
Now, my dear second parents, Betty and Morrie Markoff, are the oldest living married couple in the US! Betty is 100 and Morrie is 103, and they have been married for 78 years. They are still sharp, still live on their own – and still love each other!
The last time I was in Los Angeles, I visited with them and was deeply moved by their continued love for each other, as well as by the clarity of their minds. They are amazing!